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Edifecs appoints Dr. Summerpal Kahlon, M.D., as CMO

Health technology leader and seasoned clinician brings deep experience in value-based payments and health innovation

Edifecs, Inc., a global health information technology solutions company, announced today that Dr. Summerpal Kahlon, M.D., joins the leadership team as chief medical officer (CMO). As a key contributor to Edifecs’ product innovation and development, Dr. Kahlon will work with leaders and teams across all products and functions to inform and shape clinical strategies and policies.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kahlon here at Edifecs and benefit from his deep expertise in value-based care and risk adjustment,” said Venkat Kavarthapu, CEO of Edifecs. “Like Edifecs, Summerpal is deeply committed to ensuring we capture meaningful value for our customers by improving both outcomes and costs for members and patients.”

Dr. Kahlon is an active internal medicine and infectious diseases physician with a deep background in healthcare strategy and leadership. He has held product strategy and operational leadership roles at McKesson, Oracle, Steward Health Care, and Change Healthcare. During the ongoing industry-wide transformation from fee-for-service to value-based care, Dr. Kahlon spent time on the development and implementation of electronic health records, data interoperability, large-scale population analytics, and applied artificial intelligence to advance value delivery at the point of care.

“With valuable real-time and real-world insights, Summerpal will enrich our business to ensure Edifecs continues providing solutions with clear ROI for our customers,” continued Kavarthapu. “As an active and engaged industry leader, he brings hands-on experience and insight to help our customers make the most comprehensive, informed, and clinically relevant decisions for their populations.”

Dr. Kahlon earned his Doctor of Medicine from the UAB School of Medicine, a Master of Science in healthcare informatics from the University of Central Florida, and a Bachelor of Economics from Case Western Reserve University.

Earlier this year, Edifecs announced the additions of Rod O’Reilly as chairman of the board, Tom Shultz as chief revenue officer, and Chris Lance as chief product officer to its leadership team.

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